It is all too easy to let your Emotions control you as you come across many different changing situations throughout your day.
Many of which have some varying degree of “Charge” attached to them.
This Walking Meditation will gently teach you how you can be less strongly affected by them, and will allow you to just observe them as they arise, and then to decide how much importance you should give to each of them
In other words, it will enable you to control them, rather than them controlling you.
This particular Walking Meditation will train you to be more aware of your Emotions, by allowing you to be more “in the present’ or “being here now,” and as a result you will be less influenced by competing thoughts about the past or the future, or mental “wool gathering” or daydreaming that often takes up a lot of your mental content.
I think that you all understand what I mean by Emotions in this context – but just to make sure, here are some of the basic simple ones that you are all subject to from time to time: –
You are all very familiar with these, and many others that I am sure that you can think of as well,
So if you are ready, then let’s start to see how these can be better controlled by doing this particular Walking Meditation; –
In the same way as in the previous two Walking Meditations, start by just standing still, in as relaxed a posture as possible, with your hands clasped in front of you, and gently look at your Emotions at that particular moment.
Are you sad, happy, angry, joyful, fearful – or what ?
Often you will find that you are feeling a combination of two or more of these at the same time.
Just observe this – don’t try to change anything, just watch these as they come and go.
Then slowly start walking as before, and gradually increase to a normal speed, keeping your visual awareness focused on the ground about 10 feet in front of you.
Notice how your Emotions come and go and change from moment to moment depending both on what thoughts come into your mind, and also on what is happening in the immediate environment around you
For example, you may hear some soothing music, that makes you feel very relaxed and joyful, then a few minutes later you may hear the screeching of tires on a road that makes you feel fearful and tense.
Just observe all these changes coming and going, without interfering in any way, and without trying to alter them.
Slowly, bit by bit, your subconscious mind, and then your conscious mind, will begin to realize that You are creating these different Emotions, and only You can decide what importance to give each of them.
This gradually leads to a greater understanding of how they function – you can then learn how to ‘let go’ of the negative ones, and to only go with the positive ones – which will create positive changes throughout your whole life as a result.
You should continue walking and looking at them for about 20 minutes, and each time your mind wanders, (as of course it will again and again and again), then just gently bring it back again to observing them once again.
Then gently come to a halt, and stand for a minute of two and see where you are as regards your Emotions at that moment in time – you will probably find that they tend to be on a more positive level than before you began this Walking Meditation.
Once again, do this Walking Meditation once daily for up to a week, before then moving on to the 4th in this series.To go to the next 4th Awareness Walking Meditation – click HERE
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